With its origin dating back to 1928 when the Mercier family established itself in Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine de Chezeaux owns nearly 60% of Griotte-Chambertin - the largest owner - and also Clos St-Denis, Chambertin as well as some parcels of Gevrey Premier Cru; however, the Domaine does not make any wines but instead the holdings are all farmed and produced by others, which is called a "en metayage" and those who "farm" the land are called the "metayers". The metayers are responsible for the farming, elevage, bottling and distribution and among the metayers are well-established names like Ponsot, Leclerc, and Berthaut. They take up over 60% of the crop as payment, and then the rest are produced under the Domaine des Chezeaux label.
Domaine Ponsot has Le Chambertin, Clos St-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes 1er Cru and 57% of Griotte-Chambertin, in which Ponsot has been producing wine from this plot ever since 1982; and the rest of Griotte-Chambertin (43%) is leased to Domaine Rene Leclerc. The Gevrey 1er Cru and village vineyards are handled by Domaine Berthaut in Fixin. The gist of all this means that many of the wines from Domaine des Chezeaux are actually from the hands of Domaine Ponsot (oro some from Domaine Rene Leclerc for Griotte-Chambertin), and yet the prices are relatively more affordable. Even wine writer Steen Ohman has said that -
"The Ponsot wines sold under the Domaine des Chezeaux label are normally quite a lot cheaper than the wines sold under the regular Ponsot label. This is a strange market imperfection as the wines presumably are identical."
Today we are pleased to offer a parcel of Domaine des Chezeaux which consists of 6 bottles from 2017 & 2018, covering Chambertin Grand Cru, Clos St-Denis, Griotte-Chambertin, and Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes 1er Cru - all of which were produced by Domaine Ponsot. At a special parcel offer of just HK$17,900 (vs original price HK$18,700, i.e. over 4% discount!), these bottles average at less than HK$3,000 per bottle! So don't miss this chance to get a taste of Ponsot's excellent wines at a fraction of the price -
Domaine des Chezeaux Assortment Parcel 2017/2018 (6 bottles, see parcel details below)
Listed Price: HK$18,700 per parcel
Special Offer: HK$17,900 per parcel (over 4% discount!)
ETA 4-6 weeks
Subject to final confirmation.
Delivery is free-of-charge for single purchases above HK$3,000 or 6 bottles (or accumulated amount at time of delivery); otherwise, a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.
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